Afridi secures a win for Pakistan

DHAKA: Pakistan defeated India in the 6th Asia Cup fixture played at Mirpur on Sunday. Afridi gave the ball a “Boom Boom” treatment securing a win for Pakistan.

Pakistan bowlers restricted India to 245 for eight in the fifty overs in the sixth match of the 12th Asia Cup here at the Shere Bangla National Stadium on Sunday.

Sent into bat by Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq, India could not accelerate the run rate due to accurate bowling by Pakistan spinners and pace bowlers despite three individual


Ambati Rayudu scored 58, Rohit Sharma made 52 and Ravindra Jadeja remained not out on 52.

Only three more batsmen – Ajinkya Rahane (23), Dinesh Karthik (23) and Shikhar Dhawan (10) – could get into the double figure.

For Pakistan, off-spinners Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Hafeez grabbed three wickets for 40 and two for 38 while debutant fast bowler Mohammad Talha also captured two wickets for 22.

Pakistan made one change giving international cap to fast bowler Mohammad Talha in place of Anwar Ali while India also made one change as leg-spinner Amit Mishra replaced Stuart Binny.

Pakistan and India, both have played two matches each so far in the tournament, winning one and losing one.

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